|The Jew And Other Stories - Ivan Turgenev|
|On the Eve - Ivan Turgenev|
LibriVox recording of On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford On the Eve appeared in 1860, two years before Fathers and Sons, Turgenev's most famous novel. It is set in the prior decade (by the end of the novel, the Crimean War (1853-56) has already broken out. It centers on the young Elena Nikolaevna Stakhov, daughter of Nikolai Arteyemvitch and Anna Vassilyevna Stahov. Misunderstood by both her parents (Nikolai Artemyevitch is at least as interested in his German mis...
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|Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev|
LibriVox recording of Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev. Read by Roger Melin. The fathers and children of the novel refers to the growing divide between the two generations of Russians, and the character Yevgeny Bazarov has been referred to as the "first Bolshevik", for his nihilism and rejection of the old order. Turgenev wrote Fathers and Sons as a response to the growing cultural schism that he saw between liberals of the 1830s/1840s and the growing nihilist movement...
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|The Diary of a Superfluous Man - Ivan Turgenev|
LibriVox recording of The Diary of a Superfluous Man, by Ivan Turgenev. Read by Martin Geeson. Turgenev's shy hero, Tchulkaturin, is a representative example of a Russian archetype - the "superfluous man", a sort of Hamlet not necessarily dignified with the title Prince: an individual of comfortable means leading a dreary existence, without purpose and led on by events which may, as in this story, engulf him...
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|A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev|
Ivan Turgenev's play taken from the text file at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300831h.html. Edited and made into a pdf using PDF Creator
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|Poezdka v Polesye - Ivan Turgenev|
LibriVox recording of Poezdka v Polesye (A Trip To Polesye) by Ivan Turgenev. Read in Russian by Yakovlev Valery To tell the truth, this story -- "A trip to Polesye" -- is not so much complicated with phylosophical or psychological ideas. In this story author had another goal -- to describe the beauty of places where he was born, the beauty of nature. The only thing which hero's doing is the travel on horses across the small villages in the heart of Russia...
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|First Love - Ivan Turgenev trans. Constance Garnett|
LibriVox recording of First Love, by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Constance Garnett. Read by Martin Geeson. The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The "boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her" story is universal but not, I think, banal - despite a surprise ending which notoriously turns out to be very little of a surprise. First Love is given its originality and poignancy by Turgenev's mastery of the piercing turning-point (akin to Joyce's "epiphanies") that transforms the chara...
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